Cox honored before Tuesday's game

Cox honored before Tuesday's game

CHICAGO -- When Bobby Cox didn't make the big league club out of Spring Training in 1970, legendary Yankees equipment manager Pete Sheehy took the No. 14 jersey Cox had been slated to wear and gave it to Moose Skowron, who had worn the same number for the Bronx Bombers from 1955-62.

Skowron, who now does community relations work with the White Sox, arrived at U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday afternoon with the jersey in hand. The 80-year-old former first baseman spent some time with Cox and then asked the Braves' manager to sign the jersey.

Cox wore the No. 14 while playing for the Yankees in 1968 and '69.

As part of his ongoing farewell tour, the White Sox honored Cox before Tuesday night's game by giving him a large humidor presented by their manager Ozzie Guillen, who still has fond memories of the time he spent playing for the Braves' skipper in 1998 and '99.

"When you talk to Bobby, even through the years, you still call him Mr. Cox," Guillen said Tuesday afternoon.